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The History of the Bow Tie

Posted by Sally Dobson on

Just like other things in existence, bowties have their point of origin. It was in the 17th century when the mercenaries of Croatia left to France to show the support they had for King Louis. They wanted to keep their shirts fully closed but unfortunately their shirts did not have enough buttons. They agreed to wrap a fit tie around their necks. This is how the bowtie came into existence. It is at this time during the war that King Louis admired the fighting of the Croatia mercenaries. He admired their uniform and particularly the tie (bowtie). King Louis loved...

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